Tori Breitling
UX/Product Designer

Side Projects

Woodworking

No project is complete without duct tape, which in this case is used to secure the flex sensor to the chair post.

No project is complete without duct tape, which in this case
is used to secure the flex sensor to the chair post.

Don’t Let the Chair Kill You aka Pinoccio real-time analog read

This was an experiment I did in 2014 to see if I could passively detect and document how much I was sitting in front of a computer. I duct taped a flex sensor to the chair post, which would bend when someone sat. The outcome was then sent to the lead scout and the Pinoccio api to render to a graphic display.

My cat often stole my chair, so I tried to detect her as well, but the chair and flex sensor weren’t sensitive enough and unreliable. Keeping the Pinoccio charged while on the chair was the biggest obstacle.

Pinoccio real-time, actual rendered data in a browser.

Pinoccio real-time, actual rendered data in a browser.